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Offline George R. Young

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Recognize the bike?
« on: December 15, 2015, 06:48:19 pm »
Ran across this on the ninja250 site. It seems this fellow
https://www.ninja250.org/Tom%20F
was participating in an Iron Butt Rally and took a fairly conventional picture of the bike with the New York City skyline as background, on September 6th, 2001.
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Re: Recognize the bike?
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2015, 05:20:09 am »
BMW?
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Re: Recognize the bike?
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2015, 07:55:49 am »
there were five Connis in that years Butt ride...

http://www.ironbuttrally.com/IBR/2001.cfm?DocID=23

I think its Brian Moody's....

maybe?

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Re: Recognize the bike?
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2015, 08:52:40 am »
According to the Ninja250 site, his name is Tom Frundle.
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Re: Recognize the bike?
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2015, 10:02:27 am »
George, the end of your sentence stood the hair up and stopped my breath.....5 days before the horror.

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Re: Recognize the bike?
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2015, 10:41:41 am »
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Re: Recognize the bike?
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2015, 12:51:59 pm »
Yes, that was the former skyline.
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Re: Recognize the bike?
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2015, 02:21:30 pm »
Yes, that was the former skyline.
Always get a chocked up seeing that view.  Even some older movies with the towers is hard to watch...

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Re: Recognize the bike?
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2015, 03:41:56 pm »
I wonder if we can get an after pic from the same spot?
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Re: Recognize the bike?
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2015, 10:45:09 am »
I wonder if we can get an after pic from the same spot?

Sorta..
....the events of 9-11 changed both sides of the Hudson.

It appears to me that the original photo was taken from the northeast corner of the NJ Liberty State park. Specifically the northeast corner of the North Field parking lot. Looking at the historical photos in Google Earth it appears that the northeast corner of that lot has been redone as part of a memorial area and the exact spot that the photo was taken from is covered with small trees and paving stones. Assuming that you (Mr. gPink) were really referring to the present view of the Manhattan skyline, and not the foreground, I've linked photos below from Google circa August 2013. Best I can do from my recliner in Texas, perhaps a NJ local can go get us an update?..doesn't have to be a C10 in the new photo does it?





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Re: Recognize the bike?
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2015, 12:43:09 pm »
Darn fine piece of detective work. Thanks Marty. I've never been in the area so I had no reference point.
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Re: Recognize the bike?
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2015, 03:42:06 pm »
Darn fine piece of detective work. Thanks Marty. I've never been in the area so I had no reference point.

Thanks. Not much of reference point for me either. I started off in Brooklyn and it didn't even look close, so I moused over to "Joysey.
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Re: Recognize the bike?
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2015, 03:49:15 pm »
I've used Google Earth to figure out where my dad took 35mm photos back in the late 50's and early 60's.  Also used it to find cemeteries, especially where my grandfather was buried.   The tools available today just baffle the mind.
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